Freedom to publish is a cornerstone of democracy and vital to human expression and growth. Publishing enables voices to be heard, discussions to occur, paradigms to shift and understanding to develop. “Could we ever know each other in the slightest without the arts?” asks Gabrielle Roy on our twenty dollar bill. Creations are meant to be shared, and it is through many voices that our tapestry takes shape and our understanding grows. When published, words and images are honed and polished; there is opportunity for review and editing, for choice and order, for persuasion and reflection. PageMaster understands this call of giving voice, creating space and facilitating open dialogue.
The realities of small producers are not congruent with the economics of big box stores and the traditional publishing model. By providing a range of services tailored to the needs of independent publishers, small press, and independent book sellers, PageMaster assists the independents in having a voice in the marketplace, remaining competitive and bolstering the huge diversity of ideas essential to our great nation’s freedom and growth. PageMaster believes that “It takes a whole village to raise a child,” and that “Until everyone has a voice at the table, no one is free.” The image of many voices empowered to speak clearly was the vision when PageMaster was created in 1996 by Dale Youngman, and it remains our mission today. The incorporation of distribution services makes PageMaster a one-stop publication machine – from conception and printing to distribution and order fulfillment of independently published material around the world. Whether you are a first-time author, a seasoned pro, an artist, or a small press, PageMaster has your back every step of the way.
PageMaster provides a full range of publication services blending art, craftsmanship and technology to design, produce and distribute effective graphic communications that challenge thinking, change perceptions, create understanding and build community. We are tooled to provide ecologically sound and effective support to artists, authors, publishers and organizations through our small batch model.
For more information about PageMaster Publication Services Inc., please visit us online at http://pagemaster.ca or telephone 780.425.9303.